February 12, 2016

Friday night live at Transistor: electrically induced objects from Aaron Zarzutzki and improvised voice and double bass from Albert Wildeman and Carol Genetti.  Sound by Jon Monteverde. [view photos]

Carol Genetti is a vocalist, composer and installation artist. Her work is focused on the interplay between the voice as an expressive musical instrument and its extension into the sound-making realm. She has studied a variety of techniques, including Western singing, Hindustani classical voice and Bulgarian folk music. Through these studies and her own explorations, she has developed a personal yet universal palette that is an abstraction of 'extended' voice sounds — breaths, overtones and disconnected textual bits, squeaks, growls, non-verbal tones — sounds that evoke unconscious emotions and human physicality. Visit her website.

Dutch bassist Albert Wildeman relocated to Chicago in 2011 to pursue improvised music, and has since performed with musicians including Fred Lonberg-Holm, Frank Rosaly, Dave Rempis, Tim Daisy, Tony Malaby, Jeb Bishop, Katherine Young, Mars Williams, Ryan Packard, Ståle Liavik Solberg, Avreeayl Ra, Michael Zerang, Jim Baker, Jason Roebke, Juozas Kuraitis, Keefe Jackson, Nick Mazzarella, John Niekrasz and Guillermo Gregorio. In addition, he co-host and curates the Splice Series with Peter Maunu, aiming to present and bring together a wide range of approaches to improvised music and performance.